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High School Career Fair Provides Opportunity

GREENVILLE — The Senior Straight to Work Job Fair took place at Greenville High School (GHS) on April 11 and had seniors from five schools attend the event: Ansonia, Greenville, Mississinawa Valley, Franklin-Monroe and Tri – Village.

From the 4-17-17 edition of The Daily Advocate

By Carolyn Harmon, Staff Reporter

GREENVILLE — The Senior Straight to Work Job Fair took place at Greenville High School (GHS) on April 11 and had seniors from five schools attend the event: Ansonia, Greenville, Mississinawa Valley, Franklin-Monroe and Tri – Village.

According to Darke County Economic Development’s Career Pathway Coordinator Lisa J. Wendel, the event’s purposes are for students to foster business/student connections and to have an opportunity to practice their verbal communication skills. Students had 45 minutes of interviewing, which included 15 businesses at three minutes each.

“The companies have been very willing to participate in this event,” Wendel said. “I think they see it as both a community service and a way to touch their future work force.”

The businesses present were: Midmark Corp.; Trilogy Health Services, LLC; FRAM, Greenville Technology, Inc.; Ramco Electric Motors, Inc.; Kroger, Wayne HealthCare; Whirlpool Corp.; Brethren Retirement Community; Walmart; King’s Command Foods, Inc.; Fort Recovery Industries, Inc.; Cosmo Prof Beauty Supply and Edison Community College of Greenville. Edison and Darke County

Benefits Coordinator Kendra Anglero with Brethren Retirement Community said she loves the young kids’ drive and their attitude to improve themselves. Brethren offers many career entry points, such as dining services, caregiver, State Tested Nursing Assistants (STNA) and resident assistant.

“I always look for people with good skills, but their attitude and outlook on care is almost more important, because you can’t teach that,” she said. “You either have that or you don’t.”

Commission Vice-Chair Mike Stegall and Edison were the only non-hiring businesses at the event. They served other purposes to the students. Commissioner Stegall interviewed seniors and gave them pointers about their skill levels......

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